The internationally acclaimed Cecilie Manz graduated from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Design in 1997 when she was 25. Before this, she had studied art and design in Finland. In 1998, Cecilie Manz set up her own design company in Copenhagen. She has won a wide range of prestigious Danish and international design awards, and her designs are on display at MoMA, the Museum of Modern Art, in New York. Her partnership with Holmegaard has been on-going since 2004. Cecilie Manz’ Minima range won the Danish Design Award 2008/2009 for combining Scandinavian modernism and functionality.